Did the iPod touch cost us $30?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mellofello, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    It seems like the logical price for iPad mini was $299, but apple painted themselves into a corner with the overpriced touch at $299. Any sane person would grab a iPad mini for the same price as the touch.
  2. geachy92 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2012
    Not exactly the same.

    It depends what you want, you're paying for portability with the touch. Also it has a starting capacity of 32gb as opposed to 16gb. So in theory should be compared to the $429 iPad mini, not the $329 one.
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
  4. jmxp69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2008
    The current gen iPod touch starts at 32GB and costs $299? Are you referring to the last gen? I don't see a 16GB $199 option on the latest iPod touch.

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  5. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2009
  6. jmxp69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2008
    That's the previous gen though: A4 vs A5 cpu, 720p vs 1080p video, 2.4ghz wireless n vs 5ghz, no Siri (I don't know if iOS 6 added or not, but the product comparison page doesn't list it), 3.5" vs 4" screen, and Bluetooth 2.1 vs 4.0. There are numerous hardware differences between the mini and 4th gen, but it looks like the 5th gen and mini compare pretty closely on hardware.

    I think the idea was to compare a similarly equipped iPod with the mini. So I can see the price comparisons between the 5th gen iPod touch and the mini, but not the 4th gen.
  7. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    They're still two different products. If you want portability, you will get a touch since a mini isn't portable compared to the touch. I wouldn't run with a mini.
  8. treyjustice macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2009
    well not really. Some people want something small like the touch. Plus it has a retina display and 32 gb for 299
  9. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2009
    Definitely good points. I only posted it because the poster above used it in the price comparisons.

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